MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Cynologists from 11 male and 7 female teams representing military districts, types and branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, command and control bodies of the Russian Ministry of Defense, with their service dogs, showed their skill in overcoming barriers and ladders, strips of engineering obstacles, jumping over trenches and trenches, overcame a section of the route that imitates a five-meter crossing over an engineering obstacle. The counselors of the service dogs showed the coordination of work with their pet and accuracy in throwing the RGD-5 training hand grenade at the target.
Colonel-General Sergei Istrakov congratulated the participants and presented to the servicemen the cups of the winners of the Race of Champions, which was held according to the rules of the Dog Biathlon among the representatives of the teams with the highest score according to the results of the first stage of the competition.
Sergeant Alexei Kurilov, a representative of the command of the Directorate of Troops Service and Security of the Military Service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, became the best among the men’s teams. Among the female military personnel, the victory was won by junior sergeant Yulia Polyantseva from the command of the Eastern Military District.
At the end of his visit, Colonel-General Sergei Istrakov visited the Krasnaya Zvezda breeding kennel of service dogs, where he showed the breeds of service dogs used in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and planted a tree on the Friendship Alley of the participants of the cynological competition.
More than 90 cynological crews compete for the right to be called the best dog handlers. In the competition, service dogs are represented by three main breeds – the German Shepherd Dog, the East European Shepherd Dog and the Belgian Malinois Shepherd Dog.
The Russian team at the international stage, which will be held in August in the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic, will be represented by the combined team formed by the results of the All-Army stage of the “Faithful Friend” cynological competition.
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